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 on: September 15, 2016, 08:43:27 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
During the Br-Exit debate this topic was not commented on. I agree as for once, one’s own opinion was what mattered.
Events after the Br-Exit vote were very unusual. Amongst the many irregularities the Parliamentary Petition for a re-vote appeared to show how far those making money would go to.
What troubles me now is the new wave of money makers taking advantage and the allowance of this by the Government. From the first day after the Br-Exit vote companies began increasing prices. Common figures are 6% and 10%. Added to pension schemes arriving in 2017 it is fair to say a 15% to 20% increase in the next 8 months on the majority of products in the U.K.
When I say money makers, can anyone offer more than these observations and final comment?
1.   Nothing has officially changed commercially since the vote.
2.   The U.K. Government has not signed out of the E.U. yet or offered a date to do so.
3.   We the public are still paying the weekly E.U. bill as agreed which covers no extra costs until we are out.
4.   No one has been charged an extra tax.

Meanwhile in anticipation of the U.K. leaving the E.U. many companies from Countries such as Australia and Canada are already knocking at the door with cheaper products and better quality who are finding it difficult to enter.

Understandably this is a new situation but there has to be governance by the U.K. Government. If the Government is going to stall before leaving Europe then they and the E.U. should pay our apparently false new increases in living. Otherwise who would not think the Government is allowing a racket. Perhaps a simple Parliamentary petition calling for Br-Exit increases to be paid by the Government until they sign out would be another avenue for the people?

 on: August 10, 2016, 08:20:47 am 
Started by Old Stonian - Last post by Old Stonian
Part two of the Featherstone Chronicle on Google is now complete and covers from 1886 to 1900. It has about 30 photographs and 16 maps or diagrams. Not everyone is interested in events so far back but I feel they should be recorded on the internet.

 on: July 24, 2016, 04:48:55 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
No surprises with this week’s regeneration attempts. The Station Lane weight limit scheme incorporating a residents only zone on Post Office Road and the new Green Lane link road is now a month behind starting and looks 6 to 8 months away.
Meanwhile due to the new path a new water pipe burst has begun on the corner of the cross roads. Works look due to start just as traffic lights go up for a month from 1st August outside the Junction Pub.
Then the week got a little more interesting. Works finished outside OneStop and immediately cars began to park the tar is all ready pulling up and showing tyre marks and sinking. Sadly how are people to learn any better when our local Cllrs do the same and park on double yellows? Workmen moved on to Fearnley Street corner and have informed one shop owner that they are not doing any more. Best of all it appears that the ownership of the land and the Yorkshire stone flags taken by WMDC has been subject to a re-think. Apparently the Yorkshire Stone did belong to the many properties and will now be returned upon request. How much is that going to cost to put right?

 on: July 11, 2016, 09:20:48 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
If WMDC really think that no one is noticing the continued lack of interest and skill being used to refurbish our high street paths here are a couple of picture for the record when everything sinks.
What a complete bodge. I guess outside Onestop the hole was so big that workmen have back filled it with rubbish and not compacted hard-core. So after digging a hole that was water logged the repair is to infill with spoil without compacting followed by sharp sand with out compacting and laying the same old bricks on top. Everyone else knows you need concrete under block paving especially as our footpaths are a car park.
I assume this manhole will sink as it has had it foundations removed for a skim of post fix.
And still every day our Cllrs drive past and say NOTHING?   Roll Eyes
Just a point, shouldn't the bus stop curb have a raised disabled speck?

 on: July 05, 2016, 08:44:52 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Still as hot as ever today. About 9am and 3pm are just a couple of hot times to take a look at Station Lane. Todays shop lifters got a little more than they bargained for thanks to Lidle staff and the help of some nice young people who know right from wrong. The situation is boiling nicely and destined for someone getting seriously hurt.

 on: July 04, 2016, 08:50:32 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Well things haven't quietened down in the hot house on Fearnley Street. Its so busy its worth just stopping by. Today alone stolen goods from shops in Featherstone have been streaming in and out the back door. The poor residents are living in fear whilst good Samaritans have saved a few peoples bacon. Roll Eyes

 on: July 04, 2016, 08:30:35 pm 
Started by karen - Last post by yetion1
The traffic is increasing and the accidents keep coming.....


 on: July 01, 2016, 09:57:14 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Over the last 12 months since the depletion of the Police resources local crime has increased. This is not shown in Police report figures as people are now reporting crime lesser and lesser as it is not worth wasting time to be told nothing will be done. I fully understand this attitude but the fact is that if a crime continues all information is important and helpful to others. Again I understand why bother? My own only positive is to help others.
Station Lane has seen a huge increase in shop lifting from a mix of local and outside thieves. Please excuse the word local as the numbers are a very small minority. Over the years there have been many particular individuals that arrive and create a dramatic impression. By bad luck Featherstone appears to have received at least half a dozen. The most bizarre has now been so in everyone’s face for so long it is time to write this simple post as a record for those who should care.
Early this year a male and female arrived in Featherstone. After an early shop lifting spree they were soon banned from some shops. This then appeared to progress to obtaining money from a person who is registered as vulnerable and cared for by WMDC. This then led to meeting people regularly on OneStop corner. A relationship then developed with a house on Fernley Street. An interesting address as the resident is presently showing on a cctv video stealing a £1000 bike amongst other issues.
This week a gathering of registered drunks and drug users met about noon. By 3pm males had been flashing there bits to women and approaching women and being sexual face to face with alcohol breathe. As the school let out a male was pissing on the rear of OneStop and flashing to passers by including kids. Although this was reported the police did not attend until a few hours later when one of the males told a shop keeper who refused to serve him that he would be back with a gun and put it between her eyes.
No long term custardy and everyone free shortly after. Continuing the disregard for the law just after 9am this morning a white male about 30 stole an elderly ladies handbag at the corner of the vets and ran away across the precinct towards the troubled residential area. Police are presently looking in to cctv and witness’s. My own thoughts are enough is enough hence this post as a tool that the local labour party do not read. As they don’t read this website they will not have read “WMDC care”!
The kettle has boiled on this one...........................

 on: July 01, 2016, 09:56:27 pm 
Started by yetion1 - Last post by yetion1
Just keep shaking your head, no one cares. Let’s take a look at just the last 2 weeks of footpath history without being touched. 2 power cuts and 3 holes dug in to the paths on Station Lane. 
The path repair team managed water cut off and on over 2 days as WMDC workmen excavated a water main stop tap with a JCB and not a spade. WMDC still refuse to talk to residents and shopkeepers as works are still in progress. As ever not a Cllr in sight. Roll Eyes

 on: July 01, 2016, 09:21:33 am 
Started by Old Stonian - Last post by Old Stonian
The Featherstone Chronicle Part Two is now up to 1893 which was the year of the riot. You can read it on Google.

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